Towards thee I roll, thou all-destroying but unconquering whale; to the last I grapple with thee; from hell’s heart I stab at thee; for hate’s sake I spit my last breath at thee. Sink all coffins and all hearses to one common pool! and since neither can be mine, let me then tow to pieces, while still chasing thee, though tied to thee, thou damned whale! Thus, I give up the spear!
– Moby-Dick, chapter 135
And, the original:
2 thoughts on “From hell’s heart I stab at thee”
Yes: for Ricardo Montalban, William Shatner was the White Whale.
This often plays through my mind during meetings at work.